QuickBooks comes with a bunch of business tool intended to make accounting tasks easier. It is an all in one accountant solution that maintains your business data properly. By connecting QuickBooks to your bank, you can check your transactions and categorize them automatically. It comes with various features that can be helpful for your business such as custom reminders, reports, tracking, and direct deposits. QuickBooks is a brilliant accounting software but sometimes it can fall into some errors that can hinder your work flow. QuickBooks Error 15242 is one such error which is generally triggered while trying to update the QuickBooks software or payroll application. The error message says that you can’t download the payroll updates on your system.

QuickBooks Error 15242

QuickBooks is a brilliant accounting software but sometimes it can fall into some errors that can hinder your work flow. QuickBooks Error 15242 is one such error which is generally triggered while trying to update the QuickBooks software or payroll application. The error message says that you can’t download the payroll updates on your system.

Intuit releases regular updates for all its products and it is highly recommended to download every update because it makes software more efficient. We always recommend you to download all available updates to add some more features and tools. If you are not able to update the software and you are getting 15242 then you need to read this article properly to get rid of the error code 15242.

QuickBooks Error 15242 pops up with the following error message:

“Error 15242: The payroll update did not complete successfully. The QuickBooks FCS is not responding or is damaged.”

Or

“Error 15242: The update did not complete successfully. The QuickBooks FCS is not responding or is damaged.”

How To Fix QuickBooks Error 15242?

  • Solution 1: Validate your Payroll subscription
    • Run QuickBooks
    • Go to Employees > My Payroll Service > Account/Billing Information
    • Now, the QuickBooks Payroll Account Maintenance window will pop up on your screen
    • You need to close the windows and then the payroll subscription will automatically be revalidated by QuickBooks.
    • Once the validation process finishes, try to update your QuickBooks again.
  • Solution 2: Download the latest payroll updates
  • Solution 3: Check if the error is occurring on a single system or it occurring on system. If it is only on one system then try to update on other systems.
  • Solution 4: Uninstall QuickBooks and reinstall it Selective Startup

There can be instances when a third-party application installed in your system such as a security software can restrict the QuickBooks update process. Firewall settings can also restrict the QuickBooks update process.

  • Open the run command by pressing Windows + R keys
  • Type msconfig and then click on OK
  • From the General tab, click on Selecting Startup and Load System Service
  • Go to the Service tab and then click on Hide all Microsoft Service
  • Click on Disable all
  • Unmark the Hide all Microsoft Services
  • You have to mark the list of services and then ensure that the Windows Installer box is marked.
  • Now, click on Restart from the System Configuration
  • Now, uninstall and reinstall QuickBooks software

To Restore Your Computer to Its Normal Configuration

  • Open the run command by pressing Windows + R keys
  • Type msconfig and then click on OK
  • Go to General tab and then click on Normal Startup
  • Click on OK
  • Click on Restart from the System Configuration

Follow The Steps Carefully or Contact Or ProAdvisors

Technical Support For QuickBooks Update Errors

The above mentioned steps will leads to the resolution of the error code 15242. These are some of the steps that are recommended by the Intuit to resolve these update errors. However, if the error is still around then you can get in touch with the certified ProAdvisors of getsupportnumber.com by dialing the QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1888-396-0208 toll-free.

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